'Merit' in A&E alcohol and drug charges - NI minister
11 August 2014 Last updated at 10:22 BST
Northern Ireland's health minister has said he can see merit in the idea of charging fees to patients who end up in A&E as a result of alcohol or drugs.
Emergency services are under pressure across Northern Ireland and a number of deaths have been linked to long waiting times.
Edwin Poots has recently provided extra resources to try and tackle the problems, but staff remain under severe pressure on a regular basis.
The BBC's Northern Ireland Correspondent Chris Buckler reports.